I have been having trouble with my 5 year old. He is, what I can only describe as, a chronic vomiter. I have NO idea why. It's infrequent enough to not be a dire emergency, but happens too often for my comfort.
At least once, sometimes 4, times a month (and it could vary to none a month to more than 4, that's just an average) he'll just randomly vomit! Most of the time it happens in the middle of the night. We sleep with buckets next to our bed (as he usually comes in our bed in the middle of the night) so that when he does, we're prepared.
It seems to be painless, except for the normal bad feeling of when you have to throw up. Recently he had an episode in the middle of the day where he was in tremendous pain, crying and begging for me to help him. After he threw up, he rested for about a half hour and then was totally fine. I coudln't beleive that someone could be SO seemingly sick and then fine. It was different from his other episodes in that he was in extreme pain, and also that it was in the day.
I have been able to find no pattern, ie food related, overeating, etc.
I could really use some advice...... other than just 'go to the doctor'..... I have mentioned it to him and he was unimpressed as it happens so 'infrequently' (HIS opinion! He's not the one sleeping with buckets!!). I'd like to know WHAT to ask him.
THANKS in advance everyone!!